Actress Teri Hatcher has revealed she is a huge fan of The Great British Bake Off as she prepares to compete in a celebrity edition in the show.

The Desperate Housewives star, 53, said she binge-watched the programme on Netflix, but claimed its most popular phrase – “soggy bottom” – did not translate to US audiences.

“I was so excited my daughters and I were such huge fans,” she told Loose Women of her upcoming appearance.

Bake Off's Paul, Prue, Noel and Sandi (Channel 4/PA)Bake Off’s Paul, Prue, Noel and Sandi (Channel 4/PA)

“We get it on Netflix – I’ve been known to just sit there for a whole weekend and just watch it. I am just obsessed,” Hatcher said, adding it was a contrast to the “snarky, mean-spirited” attitude on most other reality TV programmes.

“Soggy bottom doesn’t really translate,” she said, before adding: “Well it does because even in America you’re pretty sure you don’t want one.”

“I was a little intimidated by Paul (Hollywood) … I think he wants us to be scared of him.”

Asked about a possible Desperate Housewives revival, Hatcher said: “I would be the first person… I never wanted it to be over I love those characters.”

Hatcher will appear alongside comedian Alan Carr, actress Aisling Bea and paralympian Kadeena Cox in The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer.